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Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Why Pakistan’s TikTok ban is a bad sign for investors

Banning content is different from banning platforms. In a conservative country like Pakistan, clear delineations around content standards not only guides players navigating this landscape, it also helps ease the risk of investors looking to operate in the country.

New Atlanticist by Kalsoom Lakhani

Digital Policy Inclusive Growth

Tue, May 19, 2020

Lakhani as a moderator for the Sankalp Dialogues: How can Pakistani Entrepreneurs Navigate through Covid-19?

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Entrepreneurship

Tue, Apr 21, 2020

Lakhani in i2i’s brief: COVID-19 & its impact on Pakistani startups

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Entrepreneurship

Kalsoom is a nonresident senior fellow at the South Asia Center and the Founder/CEO of Invest2Innovate, which aims to support and unleash the potential of young entrepreneurs in growth markets like Pakistan. She is also a Partner at i2i Ventures, Invest2Innovate’s early stage investment fund for Pakistan, and the country’s first female-led fund. She has also trained young entrepreneurs, changemakers, and civil society leaders in Kosovo, Nepal, Cambodia, Ireland, Bangladesh, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan, and has spoken at numerous venues, including the World Economic Forum, Aspen Ideas Festival, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S. State Department, the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, and the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. She was previously a Washington, D.C. co-ambassador for Sandbox, a global network of innovators under 30, and was a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. She was featured in Diplomatic Courier’s Top 99 Foreign Policy Leaders under 33 in 2012, and was named an Ashoka Changemakers/ American Express Emerging Innovator for 2013.